Acclaimed Israeli violinist virtuosoVadim Gluzman, a performer who has played with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) three times in as many years, is ready to perform the Prokofiev Violin Concert No. 2 tonight for the second time in as many nights. Guzman performed the piece last night as part of the LPO’s Northshore series along with the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 played last week at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Gluzman, a native of the Ukraine took up his study of the violin as a seven-year-old. Before moving to Israel in 1990, he was a student of Zakhar Bron. After taking up residence in Tel Aviv, he became a student of Yair Kless before traveling to America to continue his studies at the Julliard School and with Arkady Fomin.
Gluzman plays a 1690 Stradivarius violin on loan to him by the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Also on the all-Russian program for tonight is the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky’s “Fairy’s Kiss (Divertimento).”
The concert gets underway at 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in New Orleans.